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Sam Petto, ACLU of Nebraska Communications Director

January 7, 2021

Bear Matthews is a plaintiff and community advocate with the organization ProBLAC.

LINCOLN, Neb. – A settlement agreement filed today in the lawsuit ProBLAC v City of Omaha outlines negotiated terms concerning the Omaha Police Department’s (OPD) response to First Amendment–protected activities. If accepted by the Court, the agreement would end the pending civil rights lawsuit and establish enforceable terms for the next two years.

A copy of the settlement agreement is available online.

The agreement follows a court mediation process that began Dec. 7.